Gambia Songhai Initiative graduates 9th batch


Honourable Bakary Y. Badjie, Minister of Youth and Sports yesterday 4th February 2023 presided over the graduation ceremony of 57 trainees who just completed their 12 months intensive residential training program on Agro-forestry amongst others at the Gambia Songhai Initiative (GSI) Center at a ceremony held at Chamen, in the Upper Badibou District of the North Bank Region.

Minister Badjie reminded that his Ministry is entrusted with the principal responsibility of championing the holistic development of the Youth and Sports sectors.

The youth minister said the Gambia Songhai Initiative (GSI) Project is designed to tackle growing youth unemployment and alleviate poverty among rural populations of The Gambia. It is also developed against the growing need to transform the agricultural sector into a productive, efficient, sustainable, and remunerative enterprise; especially among youth, and to tackle the multiple challenges of food insecurity.